Monday, January 13, 2014
The attached picture, which I hope is readable, is my fitness related goals for 2014 with some tweaking for BLC24. Timing is perfect as 3 major events occur for me during April, about the time BLC is concluding. So, with commitment and consistency I see no reason why I canít achieve my overall goals.
My goals are very simple. I want to achieve health, a level of self-comfort and a degree of long-term capability. There are 3 boxes under the title that better define what those 3 mean. But I think you can figure that out.
I will measure my success with specific numbers and NSV (non-scale victories) Ė these are depicted in the inner circle and all tied together. To reach each target, specific habits must be completed in order to achieve those goals. These are detailed in the boxes. And of course, it is circular and tied together. Each has to be completed and achieved with commitment and consistency in order to reach those goals.
So, those are the goals. Enjoy.
And as always, thanks for reading.
Little more detail since photo is too small (even in photos on my page). Dang it!
* Lose 20 lbs
* Reach 2011 competition measurements
* Complete races already registered for
* Accomplish numerous new ST moves in gym
* Skinny jeans become baggy
* Happy with self at 4/12 photo shoot
How I'm getting there:
* Manage meal plans within calories and macros
* Make my meals, limit eating out
* Take monthly measurements
* Reset vision board monthly
* Continue 5-6x per week ST (2 scheduled with Trainer)
* Improve focus at workouts
* Commitment to trainer (no whining)
* Run Austin Capital 10K in Memory of Dad (4/6)
* Run & imp roe time in OKC Half Memorial (4/27)
* Fitbit steps exceed 10K (doesn't include cardio sessions)
* Consume 4 liters of water daily
* Consistent supplements
* 6 hours sleep - same sleep pattern
* Meet BLC24 goals & Camo crew
* Reward with monetary coins into fitness jar
Sorry - now my blog is long since we can't read the photo. Oh well.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
One of my previous blogs was admitting that I was struggling. And yes, I still am, however, I took the time this weekend to review my January both from a fitness level as well as a nutrition level. At this point, I would not call it a complete failure, but I also wouldn't mark it down as a stunning success story (at least in my book).
I have several things I want to accomplish daily. I have long-term and short-team goals too. But for some reason, my worlds are colliding and not co-existing. Work is in the way of play, which is in the way of fitness, which is in way of nutritional balance.
Basically, my life is out balance and needs alignment.
How do I get myself back into the groove?
Simple, recommit and do it:
1. Plan my meals, track them and stick to them
2. Return to my 5am morning workouts (flawless execution here!)
3. Get 10,000 steps per day
4. Start and succeed at the 1-mile runners streak
5. Keep a work life balance
6. End of day - positive reflections
Planning to succeed.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
What do you think of when reading these words, thoughts and quotes? Do they inspire you to make change, set goals, improve behavior or remind you of emotions and feelings? Do they generate an action?
Did you know that you can set up your own personal goals and actions on your spark page?
How do these words change your day today after reading them? Share your thoughts below so others can learn and grow with you.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
~ James 1:2-3, NLT
I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change. ~Richard Nelson Bolles ~
Strive for progress, not perfection. ~ Sparkpeople thought of the day
When you fail, get up, dust yourself off and come right back, not only with a vengeance but also with a plan to win. ~Gaspari Nutrition ~
As always, I enjoy reading what others think from reading this small collection of thoughts and quotes and how they inspire or change your way of thinking or tackling your day.
Thanks for sharing,
Thursday, January 17, 2013
For those of you who know me, you find this blog strange, that I write about struggling. But, I admit, I am.
For the past 4 years, I have been diligent and faithful in my workouts and the various nutritional paths I have been on. What started out as a 30-45 minute full body ST workout alternating with cardio sessions and a general healthy diet that led to my weight loss into my strict lifting and strict dieting for figure competitions, I stayed hard fast and true to myself and my goals.
So last year, I decided to hang up the figure shoes and suit and attack another goal that had been whispering to me and one that my spouse wanted to try out with me. Triathlons - running, biking and swimming. So, why then, am I struggling with getting the workouts in and eating properly? I just don't know.
I hate the excuse of stress - because seriously, during the competition prep year, I had significant stress - son graduating high school and signing up for the Marines, my dad and uncle passed away, and my work was draining me of life. So yeah, some stress - but I still managed to pull it off.
SO, what is the deal now? Again, got some stress, but nothing like those previous issues.
And you know, when I get to the gym, or finish a run, or swim - I am so happy with how I feel and motivated, but somewhere between completing that workout and the next I am fighting with my internal voice and I DO NOT like that.
I will call it lazy and procrastination.
Just wanted to get this off my chest today... basically noting it in my blog journals. Admitting I am struggling with my self. I do know that I am doing a lot of the right things to stay on track.
I write in a journal
I plan out my meals and workouts
I remain flexible to my schedule (not sure I like this)
I haven't beaten myself up or talked down to myself about this
I let my body rest when I truly feel it needs it
Lastly, I am honest with myself - lazy is lazy
And in the end, if it is going to BE, then it is up to ME.... so, enough of this blog, let's focus on moving in the right direction.
Thanks all for reading.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
So today, on my training agenda was swimming. Great intentions when I awoke and planned out my day - I will go swim after work.
However, when 5 o'clock rolled around the little devil voice started talking to me:
It's too cold outside. I don't want to change clothes and drive to pool. You don't even like the SC (area fitness center with pool). You can start your swimming training later. Do it tomorrow night like the original plan. You can't swim this close to eating and on, and on, and on.
BUT - I put that suit on and headed to the SC to swim. And yes, I truly despise going to this facility but it is the ONLY one in town with a pool - now you know why. AND tonight, was basketball leagues as well. Thought I would never find a parking spot.
Happy to report I did my 1,000 meters faster than expected and headed home. Very glad I went and did my workout.
Now, I am going to log my swim meters to add to our Multisport team challenge of swimming.
Woo hoo for me.
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